Category Archives: Rice ‘n Spice

A motley collection of Tadka’s spiced up rices

The Mighty Millet Matters

Millets have recently become a trending buzzword, with foodies, bloggers, fitness buffs and all manner of folks scrambling to discover more about these tiny grains that offer big promises. We attended a wonderful session aptly titled “The Mighty Millet Matters” … Continue reading

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Masaledar Millets – Vangi Bath

  Rice and wheat make up our world. Or at least, they make their appearance at almost every meal we eat. To change this up  bit, we decided to try putting millets on the table a few times a week. … Continue reading

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Bring out the Salsa! Brown Rice, Mexican-style

Ever since the words Mexican Pink Rice appeared in a newspaper article, replete with a recipe, several years ago when we were starry-eyed eager beavers for Sunday specials to feed our families, we’ve had a thing for, well, Mexican Pink … Continue reading

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Terrifically Toasty, Coconutty Rice

Coconut rice is one of our favourite go-to recipes at hand when we’re looking for a tasty way to dress up a mound of leftover white rice, to fill in the line-up of ever-hopeful lunchboxes or to present as a … Continue reading

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Creamy, Dreamy, Rustic Relish – Risotto

There’s something to be said of the season’s first downpour that makes one want to scurry to the kitchen to stir up a potful of something warm, something soothing, something..delicious. The pattering of those raindrops provides a perfect acoustic setting … Continue reading

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A Potful of Pizzazz – Multigrain Pilaf

Living in a teeming multicultural town anywhere in the US has its perks if one is a foodie. While there is ample scope for tasting all manner of cuisines, like say, risotto or empanadas at the local Farmer’s Market or … Continue reading

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Stirred Crazy – Hot Wok Chicken

Spicy, salty, sour, sweet, crunchy, saucy..pause for a moment to dream up a dish with a niftily balanced amalgamation of all your favorite tastes, and in all likelihood, a chipper Chinese take-out container will appear, bearing the tongue-tingling answer in … Continue reading

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Mango on the Mind – Tangy Mango Rice

Waltzing its way from haute couture to hot cuisine, the mango is naturally the King of the fruits. Equally competent is the raw mango, getting employed in all manner of pickles, chutneys, gravies and sides, from skin to stone. Cutting … Continue reading

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Berry Blast – Swirly Strawberry Rice

Aromatic basmati rice is sweetened, spiced and nudged over the top with a saucy strawberry swirl and a scattering of pistachios – next in our Berry Blast line-up. Strawberry Swirl Rice (Serves 4) 1/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1 Cup … Continue reading

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Egg Fried Rice, No Soy

There’s something to be said of the molasses and mushroom-ridden odor of that familiar, brown, gloppy sauce in Chinese food, in its Indianized glory or otherwise. If you’ve loved your Saturday night Chinese take-outs, you’ll know better than to love … Continue reading

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